OUR PROJECTS

REVITALIZING WESTBURY 

Focus areas include:
* Support and manage the Westbury Community Garden
* Support for public parks & green spaces (Chimney Rock Park, Hager Park, Westbury Park, Willow Waterhole Park, trails and esplanades, and the Westbury Community Garden)
* Support for local schools & youth enrichment* Support for programs at the city Platou Community Center
* Relationships between local businesses and residents
* Services from city, state, and federal governments

west.jpg

GREEN SPACES

A green network of trails and parks: Westbury Park, Hager Park, Chimney Rock Park, Willow Waterhole Greenspace, Westbury Community Garden

This is one of our key areas of focus here at  the WAIC, and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization. We are committed to providing quality green spaces from parks to the trails that connect them.   

 

Visit WestburyGreen to see all our green spaces.

EDUCATION

Westbury HS, Meyerland & Fondren MS, Anderson, Parker, & Forster ES

From supporting Mentors of Hope at WHS to advocating for a library at Anderson, the WAIC  offers support and advocacy for all the Westbury zoned schools.

love.jpg
west sign.jpg

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Revitalizing Westbury

We see every challenge as an opportunity. Since 1998 the WAIC has been working on the City of Houston's revitalization strategy for Westbury.

SOCIAL SPACES

Levitt Pavilion Houston, New District K Library, Willow Waterhole Amenities, Westbury Community Garden

Public spaces play a vital role in the social and economic life of communities. New kinds of public spaces and meeting places are now being created in towns and cities, which can be an important social resource. The  Levitt Pavilion Houston, a new District K Library, and the Willow Waterhole amenities are a few of the public spaces for which the WAIC offers advocacy and support.  

lph.gif
wcg.jpg

WESTBURY COMMUNITY GARDEN

7 acres of green space added

The Westbury Community Garden is one of the largest, most successful community gardens in Houston.  The garden has won both local and national awards. As our mission: “The Westbury Community Garden educates adults and children about good nutrition and ecology, strengthens community spirit, provides organically-grown food, and serves as a gathering place for the community.”  The garden’s slogan is “Growing Community through Gardening” and that is what it does. We have successfully created a space where residents of area single-family homes garden together with residents from nearby multi-family housing.
Our gardeners are as diverse as the produce they grow and they come from all over southwest Houston.  People from different backgrounds, cultures, and circumstances come together as gardeners